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CAB

Abbreviation for:
cabergoline
Cambridge Apraxia Battery
carbonic anhydrase B
carotid artery bruit
Change Advisory Board (Medspeak-UK)
chlorambucil
Choose and Book
chromogranin A and B
chronic asthmatic bronchitis
Citizens Advice Bureau (Medspeak-UK)
combined androgen blockade
Community Advisory Board (Medspeak-UK)
complete androgen blockade
Consumer Advisory Board
conventional amphotericin B
coronary artery bypass (surgery)

CAB

Abbrev. for cellulose acetate-butyrate, a plastic widely used to make one form of gas-permeable hard CONTACT LENS.

CAB 

Cellulose acetate butyrate is a transparent thermoplastic material that is used in the manufacture of gas permeable contact lenses as it transmits some oxygen. It is a copolymer with varying percentages of cellulose, butyryl and acetyl. CAB lenses vary in their characteristics depending on the percentages of the three components. It is also used to make spectacle frames.

CAB

1. Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux.
2. circulation-airway-breathing. An alternate flow chart for cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
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The stout man in uniform signaled to the other, who went out to the cab, while he followed Jurgis and his young master.
Sickly yellow lights went to and fro in the houses, and some of the passing cabs flaunted unextinguished lamps.
Well, would you please, sir, march upstairs, where we can get a cab to carry your Highness to the police-station?
She arrived at the London and Brighton station, and had to hire a cab up.
He looked forward to the occasion with painful eagerness, for in the cab on the way from the theatre to the station he thought she would let him kiss her.
Then Harris and I, having finished up the few things left on the table, carted out our luggage on to the doorstep, and waited for a cab.
There will soon be very few hansom cabs left," said Mrs.
Down the roadway, dodging among cabs and carts, ran a weather-stained elderly man, with wide flapping black hat, and homely suit of tweeds.
Here and there amid the humbler cabs towered the great brass-spangled motor-car of some wealthy magnate, wedged hopelessly among the dammed stream of arrested traffic.
He saw a congested flood of wagons, trucks, cabs, vans and street cars filling the vast space where Broadway, Sixth Avenue and Thirly-fourth street cross one another as a twenty-six inch maiden fills her twenty-two inch girdle.
He had worked on Bill's feelings so successfully as to elicit a loan of a million dollars, and was just proceeding to marry him to Elizabeth, when the cab stopped with the sudden sharpness peculiar to New York cabs, and he woke up, to find himself at his destination.
Leaving Podsnap, at a hand-gallop, he descends upon Boots and Brewer, who enthusiastically rally round him by at once bolting off in cabs, taking opposite directions.